Recent Posts by Lauren Garvey

Pain Patients Cut Off From Prescription Drugs

Earlier this year, the CDC released guidelines for prescribing opioids in response to the rapidly growing number of patients becoming addicted to prescription medication. Doctors like Dr. Ken weighed in on the subject, which you can read more about here. Since the release, reports detailing patients being abruptly cut off from their medication or having…
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Stand Out On Your Next Locum Tenens Assignment

As a locum tenens provider, you are able to enjoy the freedoms of travel and practicing in a variety of settings. While this may be a great way to gain experience and build your professional network, how do you leave a lasting impression once your assignment ends? Being prepared and dressing the part are just…
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What’s in a Name? Most Popular Names in Medicine

Would you be surprised to know that the most popular last name for doctors from 1930 to 1959 was Smith? Or that it changed to Lee in 1960 and Patel in 1980? Changing trends, shifts in medical school demographics, and geographic location all play a part in the medical name game. For instance, Dr. John…
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How Today’s Doctors Stay In the Know on Medical Literature

Nearly all physicians agree that reading medical literature is important to their practice. But did you know that 75% of doctors actually change their clinical practices on a quarterly basis based on the medical literature they read? So what are they reading, and where are they finding the latest publications in the medical world? Read…
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Busy Physician? There’s an App for That

As a locum tenens physician, your life can be a little hectic at times. Between catching flights, and checking into hotels, on top of providing quality care, you may find yourself wondering where you could possibly find the time to complete your normal everyday tasks and errands. Luckily, there are many great services and apps…
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NAPR and NALTO Agencies: What’s the Difference?

As a physician, there are several options when choosing a locum tenens firm to work with. With so many out there, how do you tell the difference between them and decide which one you should invest your time in? One way a locum tenens firm can stand out is by which organizations and agencies they…
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Fight Burnout Based on Your Personality Type

As a physician, you’ve likely experienced the effects of burnout at some point of your career. In fact, an alarming 46% of physicians have experienced physician burnout, especially those working in critical care or emergency medicine. We already know that locum tenens is one solution to burnout. But what if there were other tips tailored…
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Dr. Ken’s Corner: Overuse of Prescription Drugs a Growing Danger for Aging Americans

While prescription medications can provide relief to patients in pain, they can also lead to unintended consequences resulting from accidental misuse. Elderly patients are especially susceptible to this. Often seen by several providers, elderly patients can end up taking over a dozen prescribed medications a day, raising their chances of dangerous drug interactions and side…
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Tips for Managing Your Online Reputation

Patients are spending more time online than ever before. In fact, according to a 2014 consumer survey, 84% of patients use online reviews to evaluate physicians before even making their first appointment. So where do you begin with managing your online reputation as a physician? Knowing where to look, and what to do once you…
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Locum Tenens Frequently Asked Questions

For those unfamiliar, locum tenens is a Latin phrase meaning “to hold the place of,” or in layman’s terms: a temporary physician. Locums physicians provide temporary coverage to hospitals and facilities across the country, helping them cover their bottom line and provide care where it’s needed most. Please click here if you'd like to learn more about…
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